when translating, sometime the result of particular translated string contains different parameters order. But it usually is not allowed. There is the workaround to change the order in translation, and it can be found at 'info gettext'. Give a pointer or actually copy it into TQSG.
For example in German, This won't work:
msgid: "String `%s' has %d characters\n"
msgstr: "%d Zeichen lang ist die Zeichenkette `%s'"
so that the number with $ mark can be given as below;
msgstr: "%2$d Zeichen lang ist die Zeichenkette `%1$s'"
Are you sure this kind of information belongs to Quick Start Guide? I'd rather create L10N/Tips_for_translators wiki page.
Just a nit-pick, but we like to avoid false-nesting with MediaWiki, so:
* [[Tips for translators]] is a good page name.
* Put [[Category:L10n]] (and other categories, e.g. [[Category:How to]]) in to the body of the page.
I know, but right now l10n pages are using nesting, and no one is brave enough to propose a new naming scheme for nicer integration with MediaWiki. And if we are going to change it, we should fix the whole picture, instead of fixing a single page.
(In reply to comment #3)
> I know, but right now l10n pages are using nesting, and no one is brave enough
> to propose a new naming scheme for nicer integration with MediaWiki. And if we
> are going to change it, we should fix the whole picture, instead of fixing a
> single page.
(Sorry to hijack the bug report ...)
Since nesting provides no advantage, there is no problem with dropping it immediately for all new pages.
A new naming scheme is not required, use this one:
That is, just use natural language instead of artificial nesting.
The key is to make sure all pages, regardless of naming, are in the [[Category:L10n]] and/or [[Category:L10n Project]]. Then they can all be found easily, etc., which is what the nesting did for us in the former MoinMoin wiki.
We can start solving the problem immediately with new pages, then work on renaming other pages. We've renamed large sections of the wiki so far, so there are plenty of people willing to help.
I've created wiki page https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/L10N/Tips_for_translators (name will be changed in future) containing this tip. It can be improved there.
I'm closing this bug report. I will file a bug about wiki naming clean-up for l10n pages.